Wagner, Gregory R

Dr. Gregory Wagner is a Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, and Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC), Washington, DC.
Dr. Wagner has been the principal architect and serves as the National Chairman of the NIOSH WorkLife Initiative, an effort to improve prevention of disease and injury to workers by supporting research, identifying best practices, describing and promoting effective policies, and engaging in productive partnerships for integrated worksite programs for protection from health threats in and out of work.  In October 2004 he chaired a national symposium exploring the benefits of and barriers to implementation of such programs. Background papers from the symposium reviewing scientific, economic, and practice issues can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/steps/2004/whitepapers.html
While at NIOSH, Dr. Wagner has directed the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, served as Associate Director for Mining, and coordinated a public research priority-setting process resulting in the National Occupational Research Agenda. He previously served as a medical officer in the National Health Service Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service in rural West Virginia.  A graduate of Harvard College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Wagner has both taught and practiced internal and public health/occupational medicine, and is board certified in both fields.  His current professional work focuses on optimizing the health of people who work and the role of government in prevention of disease.

Expertise: Older Workers, Shift Workers, Flexible Work Schedules, Overwork, Shiftwork, Work Hours, Work-Family Balance, Work/Life Integration, Protection from workplace hazards, and Organization of work for optimal well being


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